GAT-Tenor made the cover of Contractor Supply Magazine for April/May 2016. Article link click here
This article was published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 6, 2014.
Press-Gazette Media talks to business leaders in its Monday conversation. Today, Karen Tenor talks about her family's three businesses, which are preparing to move to a new address.
Q. Tell us about GAT Supply Inc., Tenor Construction Supply & Rental and Survey Supplies & Equipment.
A. In 1976, George Tenor started GAT Supply Inc. in his basement on the east side of town. He sold fasteners around Northeastern Wisconsin, and in 1978 hired his first employee, Ken Parma, who is still with the company.
In 1983, GAT Supply rented a small office. George increased his sales territory and included his wife, Karen, on the road for sales. In 1985 he built a single building in the Ashwaubenon Industrial Park. By 1995, GAT Supply had eight employees and was serving the better part of Northeastern Wisconsin. George, Karen and their son Andy were ready to expand into the construction supply and rental field.
Increasing employees to 14 and adding three more buildings, they started Tenor Construction Supply & Rental division. In 2008, we became a Woman Business Enterprise company.
Starting the end of July, GAT Supply and Tenor Construction Supply & Rental will be expanding to a new location, 1020 Glory Road, Ashwaubenon, and will be adding a Survey Supplies & Equipment division.
With the addition of their daughter, Georgina, GAT Supply Inc./Tenor Construction Supply & Rental and now Survey Supplies & Equipment is a truly family-owned and operated business.
Q. Which products and services do you offer?
A. GAT Supply Inc. is a full-line fastener house. We were the first in the area to have a customized bin-stocking system that our customers rely on to save time and money.
Tenor Construction Supply & Rental has 5,000 products. A few of our brands include Trimble, Lecia, Allen Engineering, Whiteman, Stihl, MQ, Husqvarna and 3M Safety.
Our Survey Supplies & Equipment division includes laths, hubs, stakes and all the related survey products.
We pride ourselves on not only being family-owned and operated, but also on our personal customer service.
Q. What will be the benefits of your new building?
Our new, highly efficient 20,000-square-foot building, right around the corner from our current buildings,will allow us to offer our customers many more products. The extra square footage will allow us to increase our inventory and bring in new product lines. Servicing our customers faster and even more efficiently will be a main benefit.
Q. Who are your biggest customers?
A. We treat all our customers as our biggest customers. We service the commercial and the professional contractor, specifically anyone in the concrete, masonry and excavating businesses. Our biggest compliment is when our current customers refer other customers to us because of our product lines, customer service and product knowledge.
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GAT Supply Inc., Tenor Construction Supply & Rental, Survey Supplies & Equipment
Title: Karen Tenor, president; George Tenor, vice president
Business: 3291 S. Ridge Road, Ashwaubenon. New Location: 1020 Glory Rd. Green Bay
Telephone: (920) 336-3184